Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense from the last seven days.
If it’s news Lito me, it must be news to you!

Treasure trove: A thirteen-year-old boy has uncovered a significant treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth.

Third remove: Sainsbury’s has launched a ‘touch-free’ range of meat so that millennials can enjoy the taste of meat without ever having to lay a finger on their convenience meal. Sheesh.

Unexpected item: Speaking of supermarkets,  a musician from Leeds has turned the self-service area of Tesco into a dance track.

Indigestion: A fast food shop in London is selling vegan-friendly charcoal activated croissants which they assure customers taste better than they look. It’s hard to imagine them tasting worse.

Name game: Some people are so famous that they don’t need a second name (think Pele or Kylie) and one such is Barbie whose full name is actually Barbara Millicent Roberts. Oh, and her parents are George and Margaret.

Lotta weed: A town in California has been invaded by tumbleweed that is even trapping people inside their homes.

That’s super man: A copy of the first issue of Action Comics in which Superman first appeared is to be auctioned in May and is expected to go for $600,000 plus.

Bricking it: A ten-year-old from Iceland overcame his autism to claim the world record for the largest model of the Titanic made out of Lego. Now aged fifteen, his creation is now on show at the Titanic Museum strangely situated in Tennessee.

Brief lives: Full Metal Jacket actor R Lee Ermey; American wrestling champion Johnny Valiant; elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick; surf rock guitarist Nokie Edwards; SupermarketSweep host Dale Winton; Nobel Prize-winning physicist Peter Grünberg who made the smartphone possible; Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer; comedy writer Neil Shand; superstar DJ Avicii; former FLOTUS Barbara Bush and; Willow, the last of the queen’s corgis.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Trevor Rowley 22nd April 2018

    Not quite sure how The Ventures got the description as a surf rock group as, to me, their style was a combination of several strands of popular music. Their earlier recordings were, in my opinion, their best, and Nokie Edwards was very much part of that. I believe Don Wison, one of the two founders, may be the last surviving of the original line-up. Perhaps old rockers don’t just fade away – they snuff it (like we all have to do when “last orders” is called).

    PS I was a fully paid up member of The Ventures Fan Club years back but my membership must have lapsed some time ago.

  • Roger O Green 23rd April 2018

    When I worked at a comic book store, every third customer over 30 complained that their mothers threw out their comics and that they would otherwise be rich.

  • Yorkshire Pudding 23rd April 2018

    I enjoyed reading about the discoveries on the Island of Rügen. With regard to millennial carnivores, I can confirm that they do not only eat “Sheesh” or “shish” kebabs. They are prepared to try sausages and gammon too as well as turkey drummers.


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